Mindful Surrendering

Why you should let go and surrender.

Surrendering is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of liberation and it is a tool we can use to move forward in business, in life and in relationships.

We are not talking about military or political surrender, but more about psychological and spiritual surrender. Instead of constantly pushing against what is going on around you, when you surrender you are able to accept what is and let go of all the things you really don’t need in your life – fear, anxiety and stress which leads to being truly authentic and content.

A simple analogy here is the weather: you can’t control the weather, we are often attached to what we want the weather to be or living in fear of what the weather might be “what if it rains?”. If you surrender you remove any attachment to what you want or expect the weather to be and just accept what the weather is.

Surrendering has got some amazing horsepower, it helps you live in the current moment, living a fulfilled, authentic, pure and truthful life. You are not living in the past, you are not living in the future, you are living in the present, not controlled by ego or building up resentment, not being childlike if you don’t get what you want. Surrendering allows you to live in an authentic, adult and present moment.

Who should surrender? Anyone living in the past or living in the future should surrender.

Why should you surrender? Surrendering is not doing nothing, it is working with what you have got and allowing you to have a clear runway and use your time more effectively.

What are the benefits? There has been a lot of psychological research done on the benefits of mindful surrendering – increased self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-reliance, inner peace, happiness and positive feelings. Developing those character trains we all admire patience, humility, tolerance, adaptability, resilience, and compassion. In a business sense, it can be amazing how when one person surrenders and accepts – that energy can often shift the behaviour and attitudes of those around them.

How do you surrender? It is very simple. To surrender you need to be brave, and know who you are, what you are and what you want to achieve. You need to be able to let go of what doesn’t serve you anymore (even people) then you need to be able to reward yourself along the way, through the process of surrendering.

Opportunities to surrender are all around us but we often miss these opportunities because our lives are so chaotic, and there is lots of clutter – emails, social media, and stress.

Surrendering is acceptance of what is, what you have got, not what you haven’t got; not what was, what could have been or what could be in the future. Surrendering unshackles us from attachment, fears and expectations.

Mick Miller has coached athletes for the last 6 Olympics and is a cancer survivor, performance coach, motivational speaker and adventurer. Mick has a distinctively personalised, entertaining and effortless communication style that builds meaningful relationships that work, whether one-on-one or with a large audience. To see Mick’s profile and speaking topics click HERE.

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